Cops Responding to Alarm Hit Wrong Door, Cuff Developers

March 10, 2010 -

Police responding to a report of a burglary inadvertently went to the wrong door and handcuffed a group of game developers.

Denver-based IllFonic was the recipient of the unwarranted armed visit, which GamePron details on their website. The developer’s studio is right next to a medical marijuana dispensary, which was where the alarm was triggered from (probably not the first time or the last either). GamePron also has an embedded YouTube video of the whole incident as captured by a surveillance camera. The developers were cuffed, but quickly released once their identities were verified.

The IllFonic team was remarkably forgiving about the incident, thanking the officers for their quick response and writing that, “In their [the cops] defense, our address and logo is on the front door, and they came to our back door.”

IllFonic is currently at work on a game called Ghetto Golf, which MTV described as “Grand Theft Auto meets Tiger Woods PGA.”

At the very least they will get some free press for their game, so it’s not a total loss.


|Via Bluesnews|


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Re: Cops Responding to Alarm Hit Wrong Door, Cuff Developers

This is hilarious! :D Ghetto Golf!? !?!?! Okkaaaayyyyyyy.

 

 

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Re: Cops Responding to Alarm Hit Wrong Door, Cuff Developers

They did nothing wrong. Anyone who has played SWAT 4 knows you handcuff every goddamn person on the scene!

Re: Cops Responding to Alarm Hit Wrong Door, Cuff Developers

 If i ran a medical marijuana dispensary, i'd post a sign outside the door that said "Average police response time to this location, 2 minutes. Come back when you are sober and you'l have a better chance"

But back on topic, i'd be pissed if the police handcuffed me at gunpoint. Sure they're just doing their jobs, but there needs to be some common sense here. If you respond to an alarm, and the guy answers the door, you don't need to be putting the cuffs on at gunpoint. They're probably telling you the truth.

I say this because this actually happened where i work. A new employee punched the wrong keys into the pad, and the alarm went off. When the police showed up he was outside waiting for them, or his boss, whichever arrived first. It was the cops, and they *SURPRISE* assumed that if he waited, he wasn't the bad guy.

Makes sense, no?

Re: Cops Responding to Alarm Hit Wrong Door, Cuff Developers

*nods* I used to work in a dev house where that happened now and then.  I think in general if people do not look like they are about to flee and the cops are not nervous, they take their time and assess the situation rather then immediately escalating.   Escalation is how peaceful situations turn deadly and most (at least well trained) cops work hard to avoid it.

Re: Cops Responding to Alarm Hit Wrong Door, Cuff Developers

heh, the guilty always run.

Re: Cops Responding to Alarm Hit Wrong Door, Cuff Developers

Maybe they were really arrested for making Ghetto Golf. I mean really do we need gta meets tiger woods game?

http://www.magicinkgaming.com/

Re: Cops Responding to Alarm Hit Wrong Door, Cuff Developers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-hlyr1il1Q

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Re: Cops Responding to Alarm Hit Wrong Door, Cuff Developers

The toughest part is deciding which Chief Wiggum reference to make.

I think the Cops: Springfield opening titles bit is probably the best one to go with on this one.

Re: Cops Responding to Alarm Hit Wrong Door, Cuff Developers

"IllFonic is currently at work on a game called Ghetto Golf"

 

And thats probably the last thing I'll hear about this game.

 
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MaskedPixelanteProbably dihydrogen monoxide, the most dangerous substance in the universe.09/21/2014 - 10:14am
james_fudgewell I hope he called the police so they can let us all know.09/21/2014 - 9:07am
quiknkoldIt's pretty gnarly. Depending on what it is, it could be worse than white powder or a fake bomb.09/21/2014 - 9:06am
james_fudgeI just looked it up on UPS.com09/21/2014 - 8:56am
james_fudgeand expensive for an American to ship to London.09/21/2014 - 8:55am
E. Zachary KnightThat is pretty scary. Would have been worse if it were a fake bomb or white powder.09/21/2014 - 8:49am
quiknkoldThere's some more tweets regarding it with more pictures09/21/2014 - 8:09am
quiknkoldMilo Yiannopoulos was mailed a syringe filled with clear liquid. He claims it's anti gamergate harassment. Mentioned on his twitter twitter.com/Nero/status/51366668391625523209/21/2014 - 8:07am
Andrew EisenNow, having said that, what sites are you reading that are claiming that if "you self-identify as a Gamer, you're immediately the problem" or that gamers are "obligated to stop harassment"? Or was that hyperbole too?09/21/2014 - 1:03am
Andrew EisenFirst of all, ONE person in the Shout box suggested an obligation to call harassers out on their harassing but only after YOU brought it up. Plus, Techno said "when you see it happening." If you don't see it, you're not under any obligation.09/21/2014 - 1:02am
Sleaker@Craig R. - at this point I don't even know what the hashtags are suppsed to be in support of. what does GamerGate actually signify.09/21/2014 - 12:21am
Sleaker@AE - Hyperbole for the first 2, but it seems like some of the comments in the shout are attempting to place blame on fellow gamers because they aren't actively telling people to stop harassing even though they don't necessarily know anyone that has.09/21/2014 - 12:16am
Andrew EisenSleaker - Who the heck are you reading that is claiming "all gamers are bad," we "need to pass laws or judgement on all gamers," that if "you self-identify as a Gamer, you're immediately the problem," or that gamers are "obligated to stop harassment"?09/20/2014 - 9:44pm
erthwjimhe swatted more than just krebs, I think he swatted 30 people http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/05/teen-arrested-for-30-swattings-bomb-threats/09/20/2014 - 9:31pm
Craig R.Btw, the guy who swatted security expert Brian Krebs? He got picked up recently. It can be done.09/20/2014 - 8:55pm
Craig R.Such things are not done in a vacuum... hence why the 4chan and other logs show what fools you've all been, tricked into doing the trolls' work09/20/2014 - 8:49pm
Sleaker@Technogeek - How do you call someone out that anonymously calls in a SWAT team, or sends threats to people?09/20/2014 - 7:04pm
Technogeek"It also doesn't mean you're obligated to stop harassment from all gamers that are doing so." I'd say you're certainly obligated to call them out when you see it happening.09/20/2014 - 5:17pm
SleakerNow if you disagree with anything in my last 2 posts then we obviously have a difference in world view, and wont come to any sort of agreement. I'm fine with that, maybe some people aren't?09/20/2014 - 5:09pm
SleakerIt also doesn't mean that just because a news outlet says that Gamers are the problem and you self-identify as a Gamer, you're immediately the problem. It also doesn't mean you're obligated to stop harassment from all gamers that are doing so.09/20/2014 - 4:59pm
 

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